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Commemorative Bourbon to mark Kentucky’s Birthday

             BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY (May 30, 2017) – On June 1st of the year 1792, the Commonwealth of Kentucky joined the United States of America. Barton 1792 Distillery is releasing commemorative bourbon to mark the occasion. This 225th Anniversary Bourbon is a one-time only release available for purchase in Kentucky only.

A distinct batch of barrels were hand selected especially for this commemorative release. These barrels aged for 10 years at Barton 1792 Distillery before being bottled at specifically 92.15 proof. This special proof is a nod to the year 1792 and to Kentucky being the 15th  to join the Union. The dark blue neck band on the bottle and back label are a salute to the official state seal.

This bourbon will be unveiled at the Barton 1792 Distillery private 225th Anniversary Party on June 1, where the Distillery is celebrating 225 years with fellow Kentuckians, elected officials and state tourism representatives.

Tasting notes for this bourbon describe it as having “an intricate aroma consisting of spices, toffee, and subtle fruity notes. The taste is oaky and bold, with notes of butterscotch, vanilla, almonds and rich honey. The finish is smoky and dry with a lingering yet smooth spiciness.”

This is the sixth limited edition release of 1792 Bourbon expressions, the 225th Anniversary Bourbon joins previous releases of High Rye, Sweet Wheat, Port Finish, Single Barrel and Full Proof Bourbons. The 1792 225thAnniversary Bourbon will be available at retail in Kentucky starting in June, including the Barton 1792 Distillery Visitor Center. Suggested retail pricing is $35.99 for a 750ml bottle.

About Barton 1792 Distillery

Barton 1792 Distillery is part of Barton Brands.  Barton Brands has facilities in Bardstown, Ky., Carson, Calif., and Baltimore, Md. Barton Brands is owned by the Sazerac Company, an American family-owned company based in New Orleans, La. Barton 1792 Distillery was established in 1879 and continues today as the oldest fully-operating Distillery in the “Bourbon Capital of the World.” The Distillery is located on 196 acres and includes 28 warehouses, 22 other buildings, the Morton Spring and the Tom Moore Spring.  Distilling, aging and bottling fine Bourbon whiskey are hallmarks of the historic Barton 1792 Distillery. 1792 Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery. This whiskey is named for the year Kentucky became a state and is the recent gold medal winner at the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. To learn more visit www.1792bourbon.com.